What I’m going to do in the next 30 days (video)…

What I’m going to do in the next 30 days (video)…

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by in Videos

For the next 30 days, I am going on the Elimination Diet by Dax Moy. I decided to do this because I have been slowly letting myself eat more and more junk foods (sugary stuff for me) that I have intentionally banned from the kitchen cupboards or the fridge when I first decided to lose weight. I was also getting more dependent on coffee to that point that I was drinking it 3 times a day. At the same time, I have noticed some food sensitivities such as wheat allergies and dairy allergies since I wrote this article.

I have also came to realize how stress affects my eating habits. I’ll be honest when I say that the past few weeks have been very stressful for me. I underestimated the challenges of my transition from being an employee to becoming a small business owner. I found out that stress makes me want to eat a lot of sugary foods (chocolate cake in particular) because the carbohydrates in it give me a very comforting feeling even though I knew that I will have to pay for the consequences afterwards. Yes, I’m only human!

After noticing all these factors in my diet and a lot of de-stressing, I got even more convinced that it’s time to do the Elimination Diet. I was apprehensive to do it for a very long time because I hate dietary restrictions. But, when I think of how great I’m going to feel and look, 30 days does not seem too long after all. Plus, when I saw all the yummy recipes in the Elimination Diet Cook Book, I got excited that I’ll be able to try new dishes.

This video details the rules of the Elimination diet and what I have bought from the grocery store to prepare for it:

[We all found out that I can’t count in the video…haha.]

Here are the rules in writing:

  • No processed foods
  • Eat organic foods as much as possible
  • Cut out all wheat
  • Cut out all sugar
  • Cut out all dairy except for plain, live yogurt and organic butter
  • Cut out all alcohol
  • Cut out all caffeine
  • Drink plenty of fresh, clean water

If you want to read more about the Elimination Diet and why these foods are eliminated, you can download your free copy here:

http://www.daxmoy-pts.co.uk/elimination/

As I write this post, I am halfway through day 2 and I have tried 3 recipes from the cookbook already. I gotta say that I don’t miss sugar yet (which I knew was going to be the most difficult thing for me) and I don’t think that I will. I’m going into this challenge already knowing what I can’t have so I’m not going to stress about those things. I’m just going to enjoy the things that I can have which so far have been very pleasurable.

Update: Find out how my first 10 days of the Elimination Diet went. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what’s on your mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Crystal

    Good for you, Anna!!! It was a really eye-opening experience for me and showed me that it was possible to eat non-processed foods easily! Let me know how it goes!!

  • Julie

    Eliminating sugar and wheat is huge. You are going to feel and see a big difference. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts after the 30 days.
    Julie

  • admin

    Thanks, Crystal! You are one of my inspirations for this challenge.

    Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by. Sugar is the biggie for me on this challenge but I am loving it so far. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Anna

  • I’ve done the elimination diet on my own (not following anything – just using the word “elimination”) and have eliminated wheat in my diet for the past couple of months. Belly fat has reduced and amazingly? HEADACHES. What a difference.

    On your list, I don’t have to struggle on eliminating: caffeine, alcohol and raw sugar since I don’t consume these things. I do however, have a great challenge with rice (I still eat it once a day, about 3x per week). I’m weaning myself slowly from it but want to eliminate it totally from my diet.

    BTW, I’ll try to see the video again later as I’m getting an error accessing it now.

  • I was able to see the video! You look amazing. Love those lean shoulders and very fair skin! 🙂

  • admin

    Hi Grace, thank you for your kind words. I am seeing some good results already and yet I’m only on my second day. I know what you mean about the rice. I used to be a white rice addict 🙂 It must be a Filpino thing…haha. Thanks for stopping by!

    Anna

  • What? No rice??? 😛

    Great nutritional strategy Anna…I know it will work for you! I’m actually on a similar approach just not elliminating everything on that list.

    But great video too!!! You go Anna. You look good!

    Andy

  • admin

    Hi Andy, long time no hear! I can actually have rice on this plan because grains are ok to eat but I haven’t really been eating rice that much lately anyway (except for the occasional trip to the Filipino restaurant…lol).

    I should be able to stop by your blog soon. I’ve been out of the loop lately. Thanks for the comment and your kind words.

    Anna

  • This diet’s easier than I expected. Caught myself today when I almost added some pesto to baked chicken forgetting there was parmesan cheese in it. But I’m loving the great sleep I’m getting and how rested I feel in the morning. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Gina

  • admin

    Hi Gina, nice to see you here! It really is easier isn’t it? I also noticed that I’m sleeping better at night and paying more attention to the ingredients list. Let’s keep the great work up!

    Guys, Gina is my massage therapist and one of my boot campers. She is the best massage therapist ever!

    Anna

  • Dax Moy

    Well done Anna!

    I know you’re gonna do great : )

    Dax

  • admin

    Thanks for stopping by, Dax! I’ll let you know how it went.

  • Hey Anna! Just read your post on Rusty’s site…great job lady!

    Dax’s Elimination Diet is my next step on the path to sub 9% bodyfat. Glad you’re doing it before me so I can watch and empathize.

    You’re doing some great things since TT, stay strong!

    Mike Z